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2nd Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Newtown Park Pier May 29

Youth ages 15 and under are invited to join Worcester County Recreation & Parks for the 2nd annual fishing derby at the new pier at Newtown Park in Pocomoke on May 29.

This event will begin with a ribbon cutting for the new ADA compliant pier at 9:15 a.m., with the fishing derby to take place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. An awards luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to participate in the tournament or the luncheon.

Worcester Health offering no-cost COVID-19 testing this spring


Snow Hill, MD– The Worcester County Health Department will be offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing starting May 19, 2021.  Drive-thru testing will be offered on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm at the Worcester County Health Department located at 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, Maryland. Testing is open to all ages and requires an appointment.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment please call 410-632-1100, select option 8 then press 1. For more information on COVID-19 resources and prevention in Worcester, visit WorcesterHealth.org.

Commissioners Name Weston Young Chief Administrative Officer

Snow Hill, Maryland (May 7, 2021): The Worcester County Commissioners named Weston Young as the incoming chief administrative officer (CAO). Young, who joined Worcester County Government (WCG) in 2020 as the assistant chief administrative officer, will take over for retiring CAO Harold Higgins in September 2021.

Canine Josiah Encourages Public to Stand Up, Step Forward, and Help Victims of Child Abuse

Josiah, a trained full assistance dog and member of the CRICKET Center’s multidisciplinary team, relaxes on the Ocean City Beach beside a field of blue pinwheels, which represent children who were maltreated in Worcester County last year.

A furry, yellow canine named Josiah has been making the rounds to highlight National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April 6, Josiah and his entourage attended a Commissioners’ meeting to encourage the public to stand up, step forward, and help victims of child abuse become survivors. Then on April 17 he strolled the boardwalk surrounded by young fans for the CRICKET Center’s 8th Annual Walk for Kids.

County roadway part of transportation corridor promoting exploration over destination

Ocean Highway (U.S. Rt. 13) in Pocomoke is part of an Eastern Shore transportation corridor that was recently recognized nationally as a gateway to adventure. In March the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) designated Maryland’s Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway, which runs from Chesapeake City to Pocomoke City, as an All-American Road.

Commissioners Name Trieu New Workforce Engagement Specialist

Snow Hill, Maryland – (April 12, 2021): The Commissioners named Jacqueline Trieu as the new workforce engagement specialist within Worcester County Economic Development (WCED).

“We are so thrilled to welcome Jackie to the Maryland’s Coast team as our new workforce engagement specialist,” Tourism and Economic Development Director Melanie Pursel said. “She brings an incredibly diverse background as well as amazing energy and enthusiasm. Being able to add workforce services to our wide array of resources for both residents and employers will truly set Worcester County apart.”

Worcester County Government offices to Reopen to Public on May3rd

Worcester County Government offices will reopen to the public this May

Snow Hill, MD – (April 9, 2021), Effective May 3, 2021, Worcester County Government (WCG) offices and facilities will fully reopen to the public. Enhanced health and safety protocols are already in place in all county facilities to maintain a safe environment and prevent the spread of COVID-19. All visitors will receive a health screening upon entry and be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing. 

Worcester County Library Seeks Board Members to Represent Newark and Pocomoke

The Worcester County Library Board of Trustees is seeking two Worcester County residents to fill vacancies representing Newark and Pocomoke City, including areas beyond the town limits.  The Library Board is composed of seven members who reside in the various communities and towns in the county. Candidates should be passionate about the important role the Worcester County Library plays in our community.

Worcester County Government Offices & Recreation Center closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices and the Recreation Center in Snow Hill will be closed Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of the Good Friday holiday, and will resume standard hours of operation Monday, April 5.

The Central Landfill in Newark will be closed Friday, April 2, but will be open Saturday, April 3. The Central Landfill is closed on Sundays.

The holiday hours for the Homeowner Convenience Centers in Berlin, Pocomoke and Snow Hill are as follows: Friday, April 2 – closed; Saturday, April 3 – open; and Sunday, April 4 – closed.